Warming up for Halvening #3

After a sleepy 4 years, we are back on tracks to make Bitcoin Halving #3 a moment that will be remembered ! We waited until the last moments to unveil the new design and new concept for the Halvening. We hope you’ll like it, tell us what you think !

This year, well… we won’t be hugging everyone around to celebrate the reward drop. But don’t let this put you down. We swap social distancing for spiritual gathering. For a moment of fun, of peace, and of cosmonauts.

We love to keep a bit of suspense so you will see things evolve progressively on www.thehalvening.com until Halving Day.

Halving Day is expected on May 12th and is likely to stay on this date.

See you in a few blocks !


Bitcoin Halving Parties 2016

With the Halving about 4 days away, it’s now very much the time to organize your Halving Party! Find yours in the list below.

The current estimated time for the Halving is: Saturday, 9th of July 2016 17:27:23 GMT.

Your party doesn’t appear in the list? Drop us a comment below and be sure we’ll add it soon!

Buenos Aires: http://www.meetup.com/Bitcoin-Argentina/events/232283091/

Brisbane: http://www.meetup.com/BitcoinBrisbane/events/231642331/
Melbourne: http://www.meetup.com/mbtcenter/events/231861195/

Vienna: http://www.meetup.com/de-DE/Bitcoin-Austria/events/227888878/
Graz: https://bitcoin-austria.at/de/artikel/block-reward-halving-party

Porto Alegre: http://www.meetup.com/Porto-Alegre-Bitcoins-Meetup/events/231909807/
Campinas: https://www.facebook.com/events/1738924912985881/

Montreal: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-halving-party-2016-tickets-26141383582

Zagreb: http://www.meetup.com/Bitcoin-Group-Zagreb/events/232282323/

Jyväskylä: https://www.facebook.com/events/1809000516001411/
Helsinki: https://www.facebook.com/events/560746684105980/

Paris: http://www.meetup.com/fr-FR/La-Maison-du-Bitcoin/events/232363598
Toulouse: http://www.meetup.com/toulouse-bitcoin-meetup/events/232383553/

Karlsruhe: http://www.meetup.com/BitcoinKarlsruhe/events/232089245/

Athens: http://www.meetup.com/BlockchainGreece-0/events/232368417/
Thessaloníki­: http://www.meetup.com/fr-FR/BlockchainGreece-1/events/232388947

Dublin: http://www.meetup.com/Bitcoin-Dublin/events/231742769/

Tel Aviv: http://www.meetup.com/bitcoin-il/events/231962822/
(facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/167233333680024/)

Milano: http://www.meetup.com/bitcoinmilano/

Amsterdam: http://www.meetup.com/LetsUseBitcoin/events/232395176/

Oslo: http://www.meetup.com/Oslo-Bitcoin-Meetup/events/231213213/

Warsaw: http://www.meetup.com/Warsaw-Bitcoin-Meetup-Group/events/232231717/

Barcelona: http://www.meetup.com/bitcoin-barcelona/events/231965676/

Albany, NY: http://www.meetup.com/Capital-Region-Bitcoin-Meetup/events/232017055/
Ashville: NC: http://www.meetup.com/Asheville-Bitcoin-Meetup/events/232059102/
Atlanta, GA: http://www.meetup.com/Bitcoin-Atlanta/events/231216902/
Clearwater, FL: http://www.meetup.com/Tampa-Bay-Bitcoineers/events/232080919/
Chicago, IL: http://www.meetup.com/Bitcoin-Open-Blockchain-Community-Chicago/events/232155753/
Dallas: http://www.meetup.com/Dallas-Bitcoin-User-Meetup/events/231763930
Las Vegas: http://www.meetup.com/Las-Vegas-Bitcoin-Meetup/events/232239935/
Los Angeles, CA: http://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-Bitcoin/events/231050197/
Nashville: http://www.meetup.com/Nashville-Bitcoin-Meetup/events/232283839/
NYC: http://www.meetup.com/Coinspace-HQ/events/232392781/
Omaha, NE: http://www.meetup.com/Omaha-Bitcoin-Meetup-Group/events/230591613/
Jacksonville, FL: http://www.meetup.com/Jacksonville-Bitcoin/events/231580935/
St Louis, MO: http://www.meetup.com/St-Louis-Bitcoin-Users-Group/events/231565974/
San Francisco, CA: http://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-Bitcoin-Social/events/228473627/

Kaohsiung: http://www.meetup.com/Kaohsiung-Bitcoiners/events/232246215/

Halving party incoming…on the 9th?

While still undetermined, the Halving Day has been slowly descending the month of July. Scheduled for the 11th in our last post, it now slipped to the 9th (22:27 GMT), showing that bitcoin miners are in good shape and keep increasing their computing power.

We are at time of writing 2,535 blocks away from the great Halvening and the Halving Day is fluctuating in a narrow margin. The network hashrate trend is up, so the date is more likely to come early than the opposite.

Let’s make some quick calculations:
Number of blocks remaining: 2,535
Days to the halvening with:
10 min block: 2535 * 10 / 60 / 24 = 17,6 days -> Halving on the 9th of July
9,5 min block (5% faster): 16,7 days -> Halving on the 9th of July
9 min block (10% faster): 15,9 days -> Halving on the 8th of July

The probability of running more than 10% faster is low, so there is a good chance that the Halvening happens on the 8th or 9th of July..!

As we come closer to the event we’ll make a more precise estimate and give the time for various places of the world.

Stay tuned!